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of the debates and hasn't focused enough of its energy on the ground with actual voters and personal stories. and finally, my goal from massachusetts writes, since my vote will not matter, have put my energy into getting democratic support for president obama when he is reelected, elizabeth warren for senate. we want to hear from those in non-swing states this morning. the phone lines are open. as we are waiting for you to call, i will point to the front page of usa today. the headline -- four days to seal the deal. after a brief campaign hiatus' courtesy of hurricane sandy, president obama and mitt romney resumed campaigning. the candidate's weekend travel schedules made it clear where the election was likely to be decided. obama was slated to return to ohio today. saturday, sunday and monday. he was set to appear in iowa, virginia, wisconsin, florida, new hampshire and colorado. romney was doubled to campaign in ohio, went -- wisconsin, new hampshire and virginia. statewide polls differ on who was ahead in colorado and i what it should obama with a single digit lead in nevada and wisconsin
and jobs. we have a large energy sector. education is a big issue. among the latino population and especially democrats, immigration reform. host: the demographics of the voters in colorado? guest: 52% women, 40% men. we have increased the number of people were voting by mail. 800,000 people have already cast ballots in this state. it is equally divided. one-third of the electorate is a registered republican, won third democrat, one-third unaffiliated. everyone is plan for the group of unaffiliated voters. you'll hear a lot about appealing to women and latinos. we have heard a lot about the bennett strategy and that is the strategy center michael bennett used in running against the tide in 2010. where by appealing to women and latinos he was able to pull a victory in a year or not favorable to democrats. host: where are the traditionally democratic areas of the state? guest: denver is ground zero for democrats. boulder would be another. they have large registration bases in arapahoe m jefferson county. surprisingly, the fifth biggest county for democratic voter registration is
energy and a lecture city. it provides affordable energy here in loudoun county where we have data centers. i passed a bill to give a better tax treatment to data centers to come in here and grow them through what virginia and here in loudoun county. we recently had new companies coming in and do this, but they depend on low-cost, affordable energy. and this administration is driving the cost of energy up and driving people out of work. those people who lost those 1200 jobs at good, high-paying jobs. they had health care. they were able to pay for retirement, help their kids go to school. now they have lost their jobs and this administration is absolutely opposed to this industry in a way -- you have not seen barack obama go down to that area. mr. romney has been down there, paul ryan. they have gotten a huge, strong response. in 2010, rick boucher who have been there for years, was beaten by the republican candidate, morgan griffith, who was the majority leader of the house of delegates. very strong support in southwest virginia because they understand governor romney has a plan f
that will help. host: we must heed this warning and act quickly to solve the climate crisis. dirty energy makes a dirty weather. let us go to james in memphis, tenn. on our line for democrats. good morning. caller: i think the global warming trend is starting to be seen throughout the united states and the world. more floods, morse tsunamis, a much more water coming on land. -- more tsunami is, and much more water coming on land. this is the second time in less than a year that it is going into the virginia area at a flooded out areas that have never over flood. water is growing to be a problem for a lot of places that have never flooded before. host: mike, on our line for republicans. what do you think? caller: i think it is whether. as the articles that you thought so articulate read, they stated on both sides, there is no definitive conclusion that can be made based on available data. it is all conjecture, the left is, whenever we have these things, they are running around with their hair on fire, trying to draw some conclusions because we use fossil fuels and of this that any other that the
the investment in new energy input -- the new energy economy? we have a lot of universities here in ohio and we can be a huge part of restructuring the new economy, but we have to make sure we do not have a bunch of ideologues in the political realm. the need to realize investments in basic technology and research can lead to economic development. an optimistic. politically, we have a great care around -- a great groudn game. i have 13-14 obama offices in my district alone. we have a huge weekend ahead of us are getting out the vote. a very mobilized and energized based. bill clinton has been here several times, joe biden, the president, etc. we will get the job done in the next few days. host: we're talking with democratic congressman tim ryan from ohio. if you want to ask him about the race in ohio or budget committee questions, the numbers are on your screen. we still have the line open for ohio residents. 202-585-3883. a couple of comments on twitter about the jobs numbers. another comment from james. your thoughts on those comments stocks -- on those comments? guest: know what is going doe
team here and the various agencies in charge including the didn't of the defense and energy that are going to need to respond quickly. we've had a chance to talk to the regional officials of fema as well and i've talked to the governors of the potentially impacted states as well as the cities in the region. at this stage, everybody is confident that the staging process, the position of equipment that are going to be needed to respond to the storm are in place. but as craig has imp sized this hasn't hit land fall yet so we don't know where it's going to hit or where we're going to see the biggest impacts. and that's why it's so important for us to respond big and fast as local information starts coming in. i want to thank all the members of the team for the outstanding work that they're doing. but the other thing that makes this storm unique is we anticipate it's going to be slow moving. that means it may take a long time not only to clear but to get, for example, the power companies to get in to clear trees and put things back in place so that folks can start moving back hom
. worse, come daybreak, their worst fears may come true." host: joining us now is bob cain, energy editor at politico. he has been looking at the impact of the hurricane on campaign 2012. good morning. thank you for joining us. what are the implications looking like right now in terms of this campaign schedule? caller: they have not cancelled much in terms of appearances, especially in virginia, a crucial state where significant votes are expected. the president had been scheduled to go to ohio today with bill clinton. that has been cancelled. joe biden was supposed to be there, but is not going to be able to go to new hampshire today. people are trying to move around their appearances, the president basically had a couple of appearances and is then coming back. the white house is basically monitoring conditions. host: we are talking about two different changes to the schedule. one is the practicality of not going to a certain swing state, but the other has to deal with how candidates are perceived. talk to us about that angle. host: mike holly had an interesting story today. no one wants
of the energy sector and it has helped natural gas investment here with the marcellis shale. life sciences, education, health care. this is growing a lot due to the president's policies. he has had to combat the governor and many members of chairman gleason's party who have tried to stymie that growth. we want to see those policies take hold in continue to grow. one other issue he spoke about, the voter i.d. law, there is still confusion in the commonwealth. the severed by the republican party in pennsylvania and for governor corbett's administration to confuse people, which they do not, is something that i think was designed to suppress certain votes. i'm not suggesting that was his motive, but it is the motive of some republican. it is unconstitutional. people who want to vote, if they do not have an id, they can still go to the polls and have their constitutional records looked at. they will be asked for their photo id. the use of photo id has been accepted by both parties. it is something that is absolutely critical since terrorists attacked us. the right thing to do is to show photo i
, national campaigns are not doing a whole lot. you are going to see more of the grass-roots energy if people take it upon themselves to do this kind of work. host: in florida, the campaign field office, the obama field offices are about 106 in florida compared to mitt romney's 100 -- compared to 47. pensacola, fla., on our line for independents. caller: good morning, host: talk to us about ground games in florida. caller: one of the things i have noticed that in 2008, you saw a lot of mccain bumper stickers. you don't hardly see any romney or barack obama bumper stickers. this is in the northwest florida area. me and my wife or independents and we want to find out more information about each candidate's. my wife pointed out that met run the -- mitt romney spent a lot of money on his own campaign. we look at how much barack obama is spending on his campaign. it is disturbing for individual spending this much money to become president. they will not make that much money as president. mitt romney is a businessman and i think he wants to get a return on the money he spends. guest: mitt romney di
, my energy independence policy means more than 3 million new jobs. my tax reform plan to lower rates for the middle class and for small business creates 7 million more. expanding trade, cracking down on china, and improving job training the texas to over 12 million new jobs. -- takes us to 12 million new jobs. host: barack obama for reelection, pointing out the economy is slowly recovering from the 2008 meltdown. the editorial this morning from "the new york times. if there is an election dispute, what happens next? caller: this only proves the factory on of the republicans stole the election. one lady was right, the electoral college is crap. if mitt romney gets an, are we going to war right now? we need to take care of our people and our country here. all we are doing is finding reasons to get involved into other countries when obama and everyone else wants to focus on what is going on in in america today. mitt romney says we will crack down on china. how about the china alone. let's be -- let's do what we need to do in this country. everything is really screwed up. it will be some
president obama because of his energy, clean energy and the fact that he really does the least. will warming is a man-made. host: who is in the mountain party there? caller: jessie -- jessie it is not jackson. i am voting for jessie, but jessie jackson is from chicago. jessie johnson, and robert, who is also, i belive he is iunning for governer. it will be a protest vote. i am so dissapointed people here could not vote. caller: a good morning. i am -- i cannot stand debbie. es. tells us so many liv and bill nelson is the biggest fake that ever came along. he is anything but an independent. but i was wondering if i could make a comment about abortion. everyone seems to think it is such an easy subject. i am the father of a daughter and two granddaughters. and i can tell you that the part of the abortion and question that people never talk about is the responsibility corp. for an unwanted pregnancy. when i was growing up, if you got someone pregnant, you were going to marry them and that child was going to have your name. but look what has happened. birth control bills came along, so that if t
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